“Dirk is a USCG certified Captain and lifelong sailor with a love for all things nautical and a special talents in the field of Technology. He started sailing solo at 5 years old and has been leading yacht charters around the world for over 25 years! Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands. Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle! She likes to get creative in the galley and serve up tasty snacks and treats to the guests. In 2007, Dirk and Sandy founded Cool Cat Charters LLC, in the Virgin Islands, where S/V Catatonic is the flagship of the fleet. She enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, most fun and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands. After sailing Catatonic from the Caribbean to New York in 2010, they decided to expand their charter service to their home waters in New York City and Long Island Sound and introduced Knotty Kitty into their fleet. ”
Aboard since 2015
From Greenwich, CT
We had a fantastic day on the boat. Sandy and Dirk were amazing - highly responsive on the booking, very helpful on equipment (helping us source kid's life jacket last minute; allowing us to use our own wakeboard), and super nice and welcoming during the trip itself. We are aiming to charter again very soon.
Sandy and Dirk were fantastic hosts and made our morning and lunch trip very special.
All our guests has a great time and Sundancer was an easy boat to swim from and very luxurious.
Thank you Sandy and Dirk. We'll be back to spend another day out on the water with you.
New Canaan, CT
Dirk and Sandy were fantastic! They put together an awesome itinerary for my wife's 30th birthday, coordinated brunch and lunch catering on the boat, and went above and beyond to make it the best birthday ever – one we won't ever forget. Thanks again!!
Sandy was kind enough to coordinate a last minute trip for our CEO & Chairman here at International Flavors & Fragrances a few weeks ago. Her professionalism, flexibility and patience in helping us maneuver payment via Boatbound are boundless. Our CEO and his guests had a memorable experience and we look forward to working together again in the future.
We requested the Knotty Kitty for a very special occasion (a proposal) and our cruise on the boat made the evening even more amazing! First off, Sandy and Dirk were very accommodating and went to great lengths in making sure everything was perfect for the event. They took care of everything! The itinerary, the food, the drinks, and the reservations for dinner after the trip. The trip! The trip around Manhattan was simply amazing! We left out of pier 25 and first cruised up the Hudson River passed the Intrepid taking in the views of the Manhattan skyline. Then we made our way back down to the Statue of Liberty to enjoy some food and champagne while watching the sunset on the water while lounging on the bow of the boat. This made for an excellent photo opportunity. After dark, we headed up the East River cruising under the three bridges and taking in the views of the City at night. At the end of the trip, we were dropped off at Newport Marina in Jersey City to enjoy dinner at Battello. Door to door service! Sandy and Dirk truly made this a night to remember! I highly recommend them and the Knotty Kitty! We look forward to booking with them in the future!